Billing and Payments

College is a major investment for every student and every student’s family. Whether or not you receive financial aid, here are tools to manage expenditures in ways that respond to your particular circumstances throughout your undergraduate education.

  • The Williams Fall Term bill is issued each year in mid-July and is due by August 24. The Spring Term bill is issued each year in mid-December and is due by January 8. Additional billing statements are sent on a monthly basis with any miscellaneous charges (i.e., EPH Points, lost ID, room openings, library fines, parking violation fines, textbook charges, course packet charges, etc.) or credits (i.e., payments, textbook grants, course packet grants, etc.) that are posted to the student’s account during the course of the term.

  • Williams makes student account information and billing statements available online to students and others to whom the student has granted access to view student account information in real-time, to make one-time payments, and to set up installment payment plans and make monthly payments using a system called Flywire. More information on how to use FlyWire will be coming soon.

    To log in to the SAC click here.

    Incoming first-year students, transfer students, and readmitted students are sent an email in mid-June asking them to register themselves for the SAC.

    Once you are enrolled in the Williams Student Account Center, simply log in and click on the Statements tab to see your current and past billing statements. The statement at the top of the list is the most current one. Click on the statement to view the details. You can make a one-time payment towards your balance or an installment plan payment (if you are enrolled in the installment payment plan for the applicable term) right from the Student Account Center.

    If you wish to pay by check, please send it directly to our office at:

    Williams College Office of Student Accounts
    PO Box 406
    Williamstown, MA 01267

    International students may pay via a wire transfer process through Flywire (formerly peerTransfer), which enables you to pay from any country and any bank. Flywire provides excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save money as compared to traditional banks. You will also be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard and an e-mail confirmation will be sent to you when Williams receives your payment. To make a wire payment go here.

  • You, the student, can invite an unlimited number of authorized users to register for the SAC to have access to your student account information. Each authorized user will receive an email when the monthly billing statement is ready for viewing and payment. We encourage you to invite as an authorized user any person who typically views and/or pays your term bills. You’ll find easy instructions on how to do so in SAC.

    Payments can be made through the Student Account Center via ACH payment or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express are accepted with a 2.99% convenience fee). Payments may also be made via check mailed to the Office of Student Accounts (PO Box 406, Williamstown, MA 01267) or a wire transfer through Flywire (formerly peerTransfer). Installment payment plans through Flywire can be set up through the Student Account Center for the fall and/or spring terms.

    Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions regarding your student account or billing statements.

  • Williams accepts checks, money orders and electronic transfers from your bank to our bank. Credit card payments (with a convenience fee of 2.75%, $1 minimum) can be accepted from MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express and must be made through the Student Account Center. Credit card payments cannot be accepted at the Office of Student Accounts or over the phone.

  • If your payment was made through the Student Account Center via an ACH, credit card, or installment plan payment, you can log into the Student Account Center and click on the Account Activity tab where you will see the payment transaction posted in real-time. Alternatively, you can call the Office of Student Accounts at 413-597-4396, or email us at [email protected].

  • For families looking for help with their semester payments, trying to maximize savings, or reduce loan debt, Williams offers the Installment Payment Plan administered by our third party vendor Flywire. This plan allows families to spread semester expenses over several months rather than paying in one lump sum per term.   The cost to participate in the plan is $40.00 per semester; otherwise, there are no other required fees. More information and enrollment details can be found here. Payments are due on the 10th day of the month and the schedule for each plan option is below:

    Plan Option Payment Period First Payment Due Last Payment Due
    5-month Fall 2020 August 10, 2020 December 10, 2020
    4-month Fall 2020 September 10, 2020 December 10, 2020
    3-month Fall 2020 October 10, 2020 December 10, 2020
    5-month Spring 2021 January 10, 2021 May 10, 2021
    4-month Spring 2021 February 10, 2021 May 10, 2021
    3-month Spring 2021 March 10, 2021 May 10, 2021